Someone who grew up in the city like me can’t really imagine living anywhere else. The streets, the lights, the noises…There’s no better lullaby!
However, when the busy period at work hits or when you experience some tension in the family (it happens to the best of us), you just need a place to get away and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Luckily Brisbane has amazing places that offer amazing relaxation wrapped up in
1. Have some Wine
Personally, wine is one of the ultimate luxuries in life that everyone can enjoy. Why not plan a picnic with your significant other (S.O.) or your bestie? All you need to pack is some nibbles,
If you prefer to relax alone, grab a good book and make it your companion for the day. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens or Highgate Hill Park are great picnic spots that are also great for post-wine snoozes in the sun.
The wine will relax your nerves, the fresh air will clear out your brain and the vitamin D will give you a nice little mood boost.
On the other hand, if you can possibly just sit still and do nothing, Brisbane has you covered. Book a painting-and-wine class and let your stress pour out of you and onto your canvas. Engaging in creative activities is a great way to give your problems a physical form which makes them easier to face, solve and leave behind. Plus, slapping paint on canvas while enjoying amazing wine is super fun, interesting and relaxing. And, if you’re any good, you’ll leave the class tipsy, chill and one artwork richer!
2. Have a Spa day
Reserving a spa day for yourself is a classic choice if you need professional help with shedding your stress. Sometimes, all you have left to do is just ditch all your responsibilities for one day and run away to a
You can pick a targeted treatment if you have especially sore feet or tense shoulders or you can go all out for a full- body pampering session that will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated from head to toe.
If that’s too vanilla for you (I personally met a few people who think spas are super boring) you can try something similar by booking a floating therapy. It might sound weird and Sci-Fi, but it really works!
Once you enter the floatation chamber, your mind will slip into an ultimate relaxation state. It’s just like floating in space without any sensory inputs, so your brain can really just relax and let go. You don’t even have to concentrate on keeping yourself afloat—the tank is filled with salt water, so you just rescue enjoy the total absence of worries, troubles and stress. Plus, it’s an experience that will certainly get you hooked, but it will make a great story even if you don’t like it.
3. Volunteer with animals
There’s no better way to spend your free time than volunteering with some animals. Sometimes all you need to recharge and relax is to concentrate on something else besides your own problems which are where these abandoned and orphaned doggies and kitties come in. Head to the RSPCA where you can cuddle with some pups or pet a few kitties.
It’s scientifically proven that petting and engaging in baby talk to animals
However, if you can’t find a close animal shelter, there are a few cafés that rescue cats and opens their doors to them. You’ll be blessed with drink and kitty options and you’ll fill super chill enjoying your coffee with a cat in your lap. Cats and coffee—one of the best relaxation combos there is!
Don’t think you can only find relaxation during a nature getaway or a long resort stay. Make sure to try these three activities the next time you feel overwhelmed and in desperate need of stress relieve and you’ll be de-stressed and ready to take on the world after.
About Wellness Empowerment Collective
The Wellness Empowerment Collective’s mission is to facilitate opportunities that enable people to connect to their highest potential. Through movement, holistic healing and technology people can rediscover their joy, youthfulness and purpose while increasing connection & expansion of body, mind and soul.